Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto-Based Suzy Lake Wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto-Based Suzy Lake Wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award

Article excerpt

Suzy Lake wins Scotiabank Photography Award

--

TORONTO - Longtime artist Suzy Lake has won the Scotiabank Photography Award.

Lake was awarded the $50,000 grand prize at a gala reception Tuesday night at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.

The Toronto-based Lake will also receive a solo primary exhibition at the centre during the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of her work will be published and distributed by art book publisher Gerhard Steidl.

Following the social and political unrest of the 1960s, Lake moved from her birthplace of Detroit to Montreal and began her practice in 1968.

She was among the first female artists in Canada to adopt performance, video and photography to explore the politics of gender, the body and identity.

In 1972, she teamed with a dozen other artists to form Vehicule Art Inc. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.